Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in Somerset

Dinder
Milverton
Sutton
Leighton
Coombe Bottom
East Horrington
South Petherton
Hungerford
Upper Vobster
Nethercott
Churchtown
Sutton Mallet
Nythe
Cockhill
Norton St Philip
Durleigh
Holwell
Chewton Mendip
Galhampton
Pitminster
Broomfield
Beckington
North Newton
East Cranmore
Stawley
East Pennard
Huntspill
Pitsford Hill
Little Load
Churchstanton
Shepton Mallet
Woolminstone
Neighbourne
Emborough
Camel Hill
Highbridge
Clanville
Yarde
Stretcholt
Long Load
Compton Dundon
Tivington
Cushuish
Vobster
Wookey Hole
Kibbear
Horton Cross
Isle Brewers
Cannington
Park Gate
Elworthy
West Town
Walpole
Gothelney Green
Sparkford
Ham Street
Tarnock
Merriott
Alford
Cranmore
Henstridge Marsh
Hastings
Lullington
Little Moor
Pitney
Burrow
Buckland St Mary
Dunwear
Ashington
Norton sub Hamdon
Downhead
Street Ash
Henstridge Bowden
Stamborough
Yarrow
Wembdon
Thurloxton
Huntworth
Coxley Wick
Rodhuish
Stoughton Cross
Barton St David
Godney
High Ham
East Town
Redlynch
Mark Causeway
Cockwood
Rumwell
Berkley
White Post
Queen Camel
Odcombe
Creech St Michael
Otterford
Capton
Bicknoller
Rowford
Beggearn Huish
Dunball
Donyatt
Splatt
Pawlett
Nunney
Holton
Tolland
Thorne Coffin
Roadwater
Woodford
Ashwell
Dundon
Wookey
Sellick's Green
Charlynch
Shipham
Wheddon Cross
Wiveliscombe
Edithmead
Plainsfield
Culverhays
Simonsbath
Newtown
Badger Street
Widcombe
Ashwick
West Buckland
East Nynehead
Bradley Cross
Haselbury Plucknett
Dulverton
Wigborough
Benter
Stoke St Michael
Hadspen
Edingworth
Crock Street
Stapley
Angersleigh
Faulkland
Spargrove
Wellington
Mattock's Tree Green
Luccombe
Middlezoy
Axbridge
Triscombe
Porlock Weir
Northmoor Corner
Tatworth
Brean
Chaffcombe
Little Pennard
Luxborough
Bedlam
West Chinnock
Fiddington
Ashcott Corner
Lympsham
Staple Fitzpaine
Clayhanger
Bradley Green
Rhode
New Cross
Kenny
Haybridge
Lower Whatley
West Leigh
Catcott
Withial
Hawkridge
Poundisford
Whitcombe
Newton
Cole Hill
Wraxall
Lower Westholme
Over Stratton
Pond Close
Higher Halsway
Sampford Moor
Horsington Marsh
Catsgore
Bridgwater
Alston Sutton
Cat Tail
Broadshard
Maperton
Shurton
Wells
Ashill
Cutler's Green
Cheddar
Ashcott
Purtington
Elliots Green
Badgworth
Cottiford
Binegar
Chilcompton
Withycombe
Treble's Holford
Vellow
Hembridge
Lillesdon
Oake
Shepton Beauchamp
Sigwells
West Porlock
Coxbridge
Mudford
Westonzoyland
West Newton
Nettlebridge
Combwich
Goathurst
Dean
Bagley
Urgashay
Wrangway
Gurney Slade
Cudworth
Bury
Hartford
Exebridge
Badbury
Wambrook
Limington
Lower Vagg
Clapton
Oldford
Baltonsborough
Pendomer
Exton
East Huntspill
Midsomer Norton
Witham Friary
Burtle
Wootton Courtenay
Woolston
East Lambrook
Stogumber
Burnworthy
Chipley
Pecking Mill
Shearston
Cary Fitzpaine
Little Norton
Dillington
Aley
Overton
East Lydeard
Henstridge
Lydeard St Lawrence
Blue Anchor
Stolford
North Petherton
Kingweston
Bilbrook
Thorney
Evercreech
Stawell
Cricket St Thomas
Langley
Bladon
Wanstrow
East Woodlands
Little Weston
Nedge Hill
Charlton Mackrell
Howley
Ammerham
Nyland
Screedy
Withypool
Exford
Cuttiford's Door
Stoke St Gregory
Sparkford Hill
Clatworthy
Wearne
Willand
Westhay
Curland
Polsham
North Perrott
Crowcombe
Pylle
Hackness
Worth
Wagg
Allowenshay
Bathealton
Westbury-sub-Mendip
Milborne Port
Woolmersdon
West Quantoxhead
Combe
Newport
Withiel Florey
Ford Street
Fennington
Stockland Bristol
East Combe
Chillington
Huish Champflower
Star
South Barrow
Stratton-on-the-Fosse
Norton Fitzwarren
New Town
East Lydford
Higher Alham
West Woodlands
Ashbrittle
Wayford
Coppits Hill
Heathfield
Henton
Fyfett
Southay
Crowcombe Heathfield
Croford
Waterrow
Appley
Oxenpill
Cocklake
Sticklepath
South Cheriton
Bruton
Down End
Templecombe
Hardway
Lytes Cary
Stone
Lower Foddington
Fordgate
Timberscombe
Hornsbury
Chesterblade
Brompton Ralph
Silver Street
Royston Water
Nunney Catch
Seavington St Mary
Shalford
Bincombe
Lower Milton
Lydford Fair Place
Watchet
Coxley
Stileway
Yeovil Marsh
Langford
Horsington
Nash
Huxham Green
Durborough
Coleford Water
Capland
Rimpton
Merridge
Pleamore Cross
Lambrook
Pitcot
Woolavington
Steart
Upper Godney
Closworth
Farleigh Hungerford
Glastonbury
Burcott
Cutcombe
Weston Bampfylde
Kittisford
Lower Weare
Oldways End
Seavington St Michael
Coultings
Holywell Lake
Keinton Mandeville
Over Stowey
Combe Florey
Blackwater
Stoke Trister
West Mudford
Wrantage
Aller
Bossington
Rodney Stoke
Hardington Marsh
Hedging
Lowton
Bathpool
Chardleigh Green
Westford
Pudleigh
Rich's Holford
Barrow
East Street
North Coker
Coat
Cross
Bratton Seymour
Martock
Doulting
Cossington
Stone Allerton
Wedmore
Farringdon
Upper Cheddon
Huntstile
Henley
North Cadbury
Yarford
Yarlington
Durston
Barrington
Rudge
Riding Gate
Newbury
Outwood
Doniford
Bridgetown
Long Sutton
East Brent
Westham
Stringston
Stapleton
Horsey
Upton Noble
Burrowbridge
Dowlish Ford
Mudgley
Pilton
Rapps
West Horrington
Buscott
Launcherley
Marston Magna
Ston Easton
Williton
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Laverley
Muchelney Ham
Whitelackington
Yeovil
Meare Green
West Pennard
Hinton
Compton Bishop
Ashton
Kingston St Mary
Higher Burrow
Chelynch
Brindham
Stogursey
Yarley
Tellisford
Thornfalcon
Lottisham
Moolham
Langport
Compton Pauncefoot
Charlton Adam
Gotton
Rockwell Green
Draycott
Lovington
Speckington
Bradney
Winter Well
Berhill
Escott
West Yeo
Handy Cross
Somerton
Stoney Stratton
Babcary
Kilmersdon
Lyng
Butleigh Wootton
Alstone
Hornblotton
Leighland Chapel
Watergore
Cloford
Hewish
Croscombe
Pear Ash
Knowle
Darvole
Moor
Hemington
Listock
Sea
Kilve
Castle Cary
Washford
Worminster
Wyke Champflower
Blatchbridge
Westcombe
Abbas Combe
Curload
Waterlip
Chilson
Brent Knoll
Stoney Stoke
Walford
South Brewham
Peasmarsh
Adscombe
Oath
Frome
Woodram
East End
Netherclay
Wick
Southmarsh
Brompton Regis
Cricket Malherbie
Muchelney
Shepton Montague
Rydon
Duddlestone
Dinnington
Mid Lambrook
Stoford
Lower Godney
Radlet
Ham
Porlockford
Lower Chilton Cantelo
Wales
Staplegrove
North Curry
Broadway
Kilton
Montacute
Shoreditch
Knole
Rook's Nest
West Lambrook
Shopnoller
Stewley
Prestleigh
Tuckerton
Shapwick
Lilstock
West Luccombe
Ilford
Plot Street
Weacombe
Brympton D'Evercy
Hale
Burnham-on-Sea
Mudford Sock
East Lyng
Crickham
Weston Town
Hockholler
Blagdon Hill
Pye Corner
Tacker Street
Dulcote
Windmill Hill
Puddle Town
Chiselborough
Othery
Kingsbury Episcopi
Rowberrow
Minehead
Steanbow
Lamyatt
Walcombe
Leigh upon Mendip
West Stoughton
Kingsdon
Townsend
Payton
Dommett
Yeovilton
Old Way
Cannard's Grave
Theale
Knapp
Witcombe
Battleton
Burton
Swell
Small Way
Dyche
Fitzroy
Coursley
Westowe
Sampford Arundel
Nether Stowey
Horner
Curry Mallet
West Camel
Holcombe
Woodlands
Washbrook
Isle Abbotts
Hoccombe
Creech Heathfield
Littleton
Moorland and Northmoor Green
Milton Clevedon
Old Cleeve
Hatch Green
Monksilver
Stowell
Broomhill
Helland
Greinton
Hambridge
Burridge
Ridgeway
Green Parlour
Whitecross
Sticklynch
Ludney
Street
Lydmarsh
Yeabridge
Hardington Mandeville
West Lydford
Pict's Hill
Ilminster
Low Ham
Maundown
Whitestaunton
Nailsbourne
Flaxpool
Preston
East Quantoxhead
Blackmoor
Fivehead
Bathway
Nettlecombe
Blackford
Hapsford
Corton Denham
Wooten Hall
Drayton
Taunton
Bleadney
Wincanton
Killing's Knap
Chilthorne Domer
Ilton
Sutton Bingham
Allerford
Porlock
Chantry
White Ball
Middle Chinnock
Cotford St Luke
Feltham
West Lyng
Beercrocombe
Carhampton
Knowle St Giles
Friarn
Dowlish Wake
Winsham
Whatley
Upton
Hornblotton Green
North Cheriton
East Coker
Chelston
Greylake Fosse
Pibsbury
Mark
Nynehead
Puckington
Holford
Howleigh
Thorne St Margaret
Perry Green
Courtway
Shawford
Charlton
East Chinnock
Ditcheat
Brinscombe
Charlton Horethorne
Little Keyford
Bason Bridge
Tintinhull
Thurlbear
Combe St Nicholas
Slough Green
Parbrook
Lower Vexford
West Monkton
Laverton
North Town
Ellicombe
Radstock
Skilgate
Butleigh
Woolverton
Andersea
Primmore Corner
South Cadbury
Ruishton
Milton
Ilchester and Lindinis Roman Town
Weare
Bickenhall
Havyatt
Horton
East Compton
Furringdons Cross
Whitefield
Watchfield
Combe Throop
Golsoncott
Whitney Bottom
Lower Marston
Upcott
Panborough
Gare Hill
Daw's Green
Thorngrove
Stout
Pathe
Cowbridge
Knighton
Rock
Enmore
Hillcommon
West Coker
Raddington
Holly Brook
Vole
Beer
Chapel Allerton
STAWLEY
Parchey
Battleborough
Hardington
Otterhampton
Dipford
North Brewham
West Bradley
Langley Marsh
Great Elm
South Horrington
Lopen
Chilton Polden
Wortheal
Lyatts
Bulford
Durnfield
Greylake
Kingswood
Edington
Preston Bowyer
Trudoxhill
Plot Gate
Coleford
Terhill
Westport
Sherborne
Bratton
Northway
Puriton
Greenham
Standerwick
Fulwood
Slape Cross
Chapel Cleeve
Huntham
Ford
Toulton
Egford
Leigh Common
Lower Aisholt
Bridgehampton
Compton Durville
Corfe
Wood
Oakhill
Southway
Webbington
Wadeford
Selworthy
Bawdrip
Brushford
Ruggin
Lydford-on Fosse
Puddlebridge
Lower Burrow
Hinton St George
North Barrow
Hillfarrance
Thrupe
Stoke St Mary
Bagley Green
Clavelshay
Ilchester Mead
East Water
Pightley
Willett
Upper Coxley
Foxcote
Green Ore
Eyewell
Litton
Podimore
Dundon Hayes
Langaller
Chidgley
West Hatch
Upper Milton
New England
Asney
West Bagborough
Cothelstone
West Compton
Southwood
Piltown
Lower Wellisford
Fulford
West Huntspill
Chipstable
Dunster
Bonson
Bradford-on-Tone
Sweethay
Withybrook
Eastertown
Upper Benter
Priddy
Walton
Rodgrove
Pyleigh
Stream
Batcombe
Yenston
Stembridge
Chilton Cantelo
Frost Street
West End
Lattiford
Misterton
Ash Priors
Hurcot
Heale
Hardington Moor
Berrow
Barwick
Whitchurch
Midelney
Easton Town
Langford Budville
Orchard Portman
Roundham
Netherton
Haydon
Hatch Beauchamp
Chard
Cucklington
Woolcotts
Atherstone
North Wootton
Dimmer
Moorlinch
Higher Chillington
Edgarley
Halse
Spaxton
Sutton Montis
Fitzhead
Moortown
Rode
Seven Ash
Old Down
Athelney
Stathe
Four Forks
Torre
Buckland Dinham
Holywell
Hare
Dodhill
Lower Key
Coombe
Pedwell
Pickney
Curry Rivel
Border
Adsborough
Kingstone
Higher Beetham
Berkley Marsh
Higher Foddington
Upper Westholme
Penselwood
Hele
Stoke sub Hamdon
Lawford
Marshall's Elm
Northay
Street on the Fosse
Chilton Trinity
Stocklinch
Lower Halsway
Alhampton
Chapmanslade
Wilkinthroop
Edbrook
Buckland Down
Downside
Chedzoy
Charlton Musgrove
Tarr
Churchinford
Batch
Latcham
Milborne Wick
Trull
Runnington
Nimmer
Middle Stoughton
Higher Holton
Bishops Lydeard
Sampford Brett
Clewer
Up Mudford
Winsford
Meare
Higher Vexford
Poole
Forton
Monkton Heathfield
Biddisham
Oare
Bodden
Easton
Aisholt
Broadway Pound
East Anstey
Mells
St Michael Church
Tracebridge
Crewkerne
Compass
Northwick
Tytherington
Lower Stratton

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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